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  1. CTA ridership lost to ride share

    Lyft (or Uber for that matter) arrives from <1 to 20 minutes after ordering, usually 1 to 5 minutes in more popular areas, or 3 to 10 minutes in less ride-share dense areas. The request doesn't go through if there are no cars within 20 minutes(rare). Solution is to try again later, although the better solution is to keep trying as others are doing the same. Cars can free up anywhere whenever they drop off their previous passenger or are close to doing so - with a message stating that your driver will come to you after dropping off the previous passenger.
  2. Random CTA

    Screenshots from CTA Train Tracker. The SB Red in front of this one was delayed/stuck on Track 2 between Belmont and Fullerton, after previously being stuck at Wilson causing a good sized backup. So in a smart move, Red's are running Track 1 there to get around it.
  3. Romeoville station is now open. http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/02/03/romeoville-metra-station-opens-for-operation/alp33v4/
  4. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45952 No trains between Garfield and Ashland/63rd Route(s): Green Line Length: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM to TBD Impact Level: Service Disruption Full Description: Green Line service has been temporarily suspended between Garfield and Ashland/63rd due to a fire near the tracks As a result, trains are operating only between Harlem/Lake and Cottage Grove at this time. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. Use #63 63rd bus as alternative. See station personnel for further assistance, and pay attention to announcements on trains and at stations for service information. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time. Edit: 12:57pm Normal service being restored with residual delays
  5. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45886 Forest Park-bound Blue Line Service Delayed at Racine Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 5:04 PM to TBD Impact Level: Significant Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Forest Park-bound Blue Line trains are standing at Racine due to signal problems. Personnel are working to restore service. Allow extra travel time. EDIT: Looks like its already over and trains are moving along toward Forest Park.
  6. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Blue Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between Montrose and Addison Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 6:16 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Blue Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between Montrose and Addison stations due to a track condition. Board all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Irving Park station. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time.
  7. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Blue Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between Jefferson Park and Addison Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 5:12 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Blue Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between Jefferson Park and Addison stations due to a track condition. Board all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platform at the Montrose and Irving Park stations. Bus shuttles will be available to provide connecting service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time.
  8. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    from www.transitchicago.com : Link: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=45713 Customer Alert: O'Hare-bound Blue Line Service Delayed near Montrose Route(s): Blue Line Length: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: O'Hare-bound Blue Line trains are standing near Montrose due to a track condition. Personnel are working to restore service. Allow extra travel time.
  9. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    Red Line 47th St Track condition: Red Line Experiencing Delays; Boarding change between 35th and Garfield Route(s): Red Line Length: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:31 AM to TBD Impact Level: Major Delays Affects Train Tracker prediction availability Full Description: Service on the Red Line is experiencing delays. Trains in both directions are operating on the same track between 35th and Garfield stations due to a track condition at 47th. Board all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at 47th station. Bus shuttle service is available to provide service through the affected area. We're working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time. Comment: Wow, its really messing up the whole Red, esp. Northbound. It would be nice if some of the SB could get turned around South of the Loop in an emergency like this to continue to service the rest of the Red line.
  10. Amtrak Tacoma,WA derailment

    Apparently, this was/is the first revenue run of a new earlier run AND a new segment of track for Amtrak today: Original Map Below: (from https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Rail/PNWRC_PtDefiance/Map.htm )
  11. Amtrak Tacoma,WA derailment

    Guessing that the upside down Amtrak passenger car is Car #7 with Car #8 on top. From this viewpoint passenger Car #2 is behind #7, with one end of Car #1 sticking up behind Car #2 near the orange double trailer semi-truck.
  12. Amtrak Tacoma,WA derailment

    If the passenger car hanging off the bridge also hit the orange semi-truck, then the orange DOUBLE TRAILER semi-truck may have been hit by 3 separate Amtrak passenger cars. Guessing Car numbers 1, 2, and 7.
  13. Amtrak Tacoma,WA derailment

    The car up top by the red fire trucks(previous post picture) is a new Siemens engine(lead engine probably pulling), two passengers cars hit the front and center of the orange semi, two more passenger cars are on the ground on the far side(one not in picture, one to the right of the blue rear engine). Seems like passengers cars 5 and 6 are diagonal upright on the bridge. Passenger car 7 is upside down under the bridge upside down. Passenger cars 7 8 and 8 9 are hanging off the bridge onto the interstate, before what might be a baggage car and then the blue rear engine. The live news feed just showed a drone footage of the other cars not seen here. All but one two were upright. Also, to me it looks like that orange semi truck prevented two passenger cars from plowing into other vehicular traffic. The semi truck's engine crushed and hit on right, driver's seat OK and looks like semi truck driver was able to walk away after getting directly hit up front and again on the trailer.
  14. First day of amtrak service on this segment AND at this time of morning(1.5 hours before previous first train out) Serious derailment, fall looks similar to CTA derailment/fall at Lake & Wabash decades ago: Live video coverage here: (Live Link inactive as of evening 12/18/17) https://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-live-train-derailment-in-seattle-area-1118852675847 One minute update pictures(when traffic cam faces accident scene): https://www.wsdot.com/Traffic/Cameras/CameraDirection.aspx?city=Tacoma&camId=9279 EDIT: The line goes from miles of straightaway with a P30 left curve immediately before this bridge. Eyewitness on news states saw the train leave tracks at high speed on the curve.
  15. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Hmm, didn't know Track 1 was already properly reconnected between Lawrence and Wilson. My bad. OK then, looking forward to Track 2 getting reconnected this weekend and running SB Red Line trains at the Track 2 West platform by Sunday evening. So then, SB Purple Express won't stop at Sheridan starting Monday morning? (Already answered by BusJack, 5 posts up, happened on October 23, 2017) Applicable Alert from: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=44568 (No stations/track map associated with this alert) Length: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:00 PM to Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 8:00 PM Impact Level: Planned Work w/Station(s) Bypassed Full Description: How does this affect my trip? 95th-bound trains will not stop at Argyle or Lawrence stations. For service to these stations, take a 95th-bound train to the Wilson station and transfer to a Howard-bound train boarding on the east platform. For service from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a 95th-bound train. Allow extra travel time. Why is service being changed? We are performing work as part of the final phase of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project
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